Susan Linn is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She has written extensively about the effects of media and commercial marketing on children. Her articles have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post.
Her books include, Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood, The Case for Make-Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World.
Dr. Linn is a co-founder and director of the national coalition Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. In 2000 she was appointed to the American Psychological Association's Task Force on Advertising to Children. She has been featured on Sixty Minutes, Now with Bill Moyers, World News Tonight, Dateline, and in the acclaimed film, The Corporation. In 2006 she received the American Psychological Association's Presidential Citation for her work on behalf of children.
An award winning ventriloquist, Dr. Linn is internationally known for her innovative work using puppets in child psychotherapy, pioneering this work at Children's Hospital in Boston, where she used puppets to help children cope with their hospital experiences.
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